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Review of Constantinou Bros Athena Beach Hotel

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Constantinou Bros Athena Beach Hotel
Ranked #24 of 90 Hotels in Paphos
Certificate of Excellence
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Good hotel but disappointed.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2012

Just got back this week from a week's stay at the Athena Beach hotel. Booked this as a last minute holiday with Thompson a couple of weeks ago. I looked on Trip Advisor and Thompson website prior to booking and could see mixture of reviews so decided to go and make up our own mind.

GOOD POINTS: The hotel is to a good standard and appears to have a refurbishment recently. Most staff we saw also helpful. Food (we were on half board) ok and buffet service but very repetative and not much hot selction for veggies unless they wanted to eat cold salad selection. Four free beach towels also provided each day. Lovely clean pools (4 in all) but prime spot sun beds seemed to be taken by about 6.30 am and although enough sunbeds for everyone not all had shade/parasol and pool area became very hot during the day.
BAD POINTS. Atleast 50% of the hotel rooms are badly placed. Those with odd numbers on each floor mostly overlook the front and side car park areas and busy road. If you are unlucky enough to be on the ground floor (odd numbers) you overlook a ramp that comes up to the front of hotel where the buses come!!. We had requested a full sea view room and paid extra because concerns with rooms had been highlighted by previous reviews as an issue. On arrival we were allocated a second floor room overlooking the swimming pool area and sea. In fact most of the 1st and second floor full sea view rooms(even numbers)have their view blocked by flat roofs that extend out from the main building. We had a dirty flat roof dirctly under our balcany that completely restricted our view of the swimming pool and gardens. We could see the sea if you stood up and peered over the high stone balcany wall and tried to look past the very large flat roof but not really acceptable when we had paid considerably more to have a full sea view. The hotel also has a policy that all the balcany lights are centrally controlled and on a timer switch. This means that they come on at 8.00 pm and go off at 10.00 pm. so if you want to sit on the balcany after this time then you do it in the semi dark! We tried to ask our Thompson Rep for assistance in getting us moved higher and was told by her that "You will have to speak to the hotel management yourself as I have no influence" it makes you wonder what you are paying for asisstance from travel company for as she was completely lazy and unhelpful and didn't seem to spring into action unless she was trying to get you to buy excusions etc!!! The hotel management were also unhelpful and instead of saying that they would consider looking at moving us when another room became available just tried to flog us a superior room at (again) a much higher cost instead. I also heard lots of talk around the swimming pool about similar experiences so don't think we were the only ones disappointed with this attitude. The beach outside the hotel was also diappointing and of a poor standard. Its basically a short bit of shingle/sand and full of seaweed on the shoreline. You are unable to get into the sea from the beach safely due to large amount of sharp large rocks. The hotels along the boardwalk have provided jetties to get further out over the rocks but as my partner and I are poor swimmers we did not feel that this was a safe option. We ended up going on the bus to coral bay beach a couple of times during the week as beach there was lovely, very safe for children and the bus fare was very cheap (3 Euro's each for an unlimited day ticket).The location of the hotel was also too quiet for our taste. Plenty of free nightly entertainment provided at the hotel itself but if you wanted a change of scene then only a few bars scattered around a ten minute walk along the main road and were half empty on our visits. The boardwalk alongside the sea to Paphos is a brisk 25/30 minute walk and don't attempt it after dark as it is very poorly lit in places. Also unlike other resorts we have visited in Turkey for instance also have very few bars for to visit along the way. Best to take bus outside hotel that gets you to harbour area of Paphos in 10 minutes and only costs 1 euro. Paphos itself was also very quiet and seems to be suffering from the recession. Although the bars around the harbour area appeared to be doing ok, Paphos Bar steet area seems to be suffering badly and at least a quarter of the bars were in darkness and closed down. We counted 7 bars in a row on one part of the street that have given up and closed their doors so things pretty quiet for August peak time.

In in all bit of a difficult review. I thought the hotel was expensive for the room we ended up with and I would have freaked out if we had ended up with one of the rooms at the front of the hotel!!. Location also not good as really too far out from main centre of Paphos and although buses cheap and frequent it did mean having to use them frequently to get anywhere.

Room Tip: Try to get high sea view room above the second floor.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Durham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2012

My husband and I decided to celebrate our 25th Silver Wedding Anniversary at the Athena Beach. We had a fantastic holiday and all because of this wonderful hotel.

I must give a special mention to the restaurant manager who showed me which foods I could have every evening ( gluten free options ) He went out of his way to be helpful and he made me feel at ease. The food was fantastic with a good variety of options.

The hotel grounds and gardens are immaculate and well maintained. The sunbathing area is very spacious which is a bonus. It is in a good location with a nice 20-25min stroll to the harbour.

Our sea view room was clean and spacious ( well worth the extra money for a beautiful view ) The rain shower was an added bonus too after a sweltering hot day of sunbathing!

All in all we had a wonderful time and memories we will treasure forever.Thank you Athena Beach we will be returning to visit you again in the near future.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2012

After having a very stressfull year me my sister and my dad needed a place where we could relax in the sun.After weeks of searching on the internet where we could go we decided to go to Cyprus, then we picked the hotel.I have to say it was one of the best decisions we ever made ! The hotel is great and the service was even better.After having bad experience in the past with all inclusif we only went on bed and breakfast at athena beach and it seemed like a pretty good choice because the restaurants in the hotel disn't really offer a very good variety of food.
But seeing as the hotel has an excellent location just opposite lots of restaurants and supermarkets it was just ideal.
Also the sea walk to the harbour is just beautiful and there again is a huge choice of restaurants and shops.
I would definatly go back to the athena beach hotel as it was one of the best holidys I have ever had !!

  • Stayed August 2012
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Preston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2012

Just returned back from a week at the Athena Beach. This is the second time we have stayed. We came back as the hotel was very good when we stayed a couple of years ago. However in our opinion the hotel has got even better.

First of all it is in a good location - right on the beach, not far from the airport, easy to get to Paphos Harbour, and with a lot of bars, restaurants close by. All of the people working there were excellent - always polite, attentative, and happy to chat with you.

The rooms were very good, and many have been re-furbished over the winter. When we arrived, although they were expecting five in our party, they had only got one room prepared, however within an hour they had sorted out a superior room with a sea view. All of the rooms were clean and well equipped. The Housekeeping team kept them tidy and re-stocked on a daily basis.

The food at the hotel is very good. We went B&B, but we did eat at the hotel a few days. The breakfasts are really good, with plenty of choice.

As others have said you may need to get up early to get a sun lounger by the pool, but there are plenty of others available - we liked the beach. There are some people around in the morning to help sort out loungers for you, and unlike other hotels nearby, the loungers are well spaced out, and not all crammed together.

We have already decided we will go back to the Athena Beach based on this last trip. We like the Hotel, and the people working there help to make it even more special.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Sussex
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2012

My new husband and I stayed for 2 weeks with our 2 children. What can I say. Perfect in every way. our Olympic wedding planner, Allison was brilliant, she could not do enough for us and the hotel wedding planner, Jane, was so busy but always had time for us. The management met us with glasses of champaign and we were made to feel so special. The hotel is so clean and the food is next to none. I cannot fault the hotel at all. We will be going back, hopefully for our 1st annerversery. xx thank you Athena Beach for our perfect Wedding, couldnt have asked for more.

Room Tip: You must try for a sea view. well worth it.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank tqc1422Sussex
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Wales
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2012

Had a wonderful holiday at Athena beach hotel from start to finish. Hotel is amazing as is the location. We stayed there on an all inclusive basis (first time for us) and we can't fault it the quality and choice of food/restaurants on offer were outstanding! Staff were so attentive and went out of their way to make sure our holiday was perfect. Would definately return to the hotel really made our holiday. It's the best holiday we have had and now suffering with post holiday blues and are planning our trip back!

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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6 Thank xxxWales
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Scarborough, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2012

Booked this hotel only three days before arrival via a Thomson package. Two adults, two children so we had to go for two rooms with limited views.

So let's start with the location, really pretty good, right on a shingle beach and twenty minutes stroll to the main Paphos resort area via a peaceful path along the beach. The hotel has a great pool area with three large pools a garden area and beach for resident use. The whole poolside area is very clean and tidy with three food and drink areas. All sunbeds have parasols which was an absolute must in August. NOTE, you will have to be up at around 06-00 to ensure a poolside sunbed or prime garden location.

Bedrooms - very clean and comfortable with carpet on the floors, fridge for personal use, good efficient air conditioning and great shower in the bathroom. In addition, you are provided with new beach towels every day for use by the pool and beach. We had no real view but having booked last minute, this was not an issue and if this is the lowest standard of room then the suites and plunge pool rooms will be fantastic!

Restaurants - breakfast is buffet style and is laid out very well and has a great choice. Try to avoid peak times as its a little busy. The lunch time Ledra restaurant is a cafe style over the counter service. We found the food to be a good standard but the service was poor and long queues caused food to go cold.

Overall the hotel is very well run with good facilities and very clean.

Room Tip: Go for a full sea view.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Constantinou Bros Athena Beach Hotel
Address: Theas Afroditis Avenue | Kato Paphos, Paphos 8101, Cyprus (Formerly Athena Beach Hotel)
Location: Cyprus > Paphos District > Paphos
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#4 Business Hotel in Paphos
#11 On the Beach Hotel in Paphos
#13 Spa Hotel in Paphos
#18 Family Hotel in Paphos
#18 Luxury Hotel in Paphos
#21 Romantic Hotel in Paphos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Constantinou Bros Athena Beach Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 429
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Constantinou Bros Athena Beach Hotel is a four star, beachfront hotel in Kato Paphos within easy walking distance from the picturesque harbour, the archaeological sites, the shops and the nightlife. A bus stop is just outside the hotel and taxis are always available. Parking in the hotel car park is free for guests. The resort is situated 15 km away from the Paphos International Airport and 140 km from Larnaca International Airport. Also within short driving distance are two super golf courses. All the rooms feature spacious balconies offering beautiful views of the Mediterranean or of the hotel's tranquil gardens, as well as luxury bathrooms featuring bath tub, rain shower and flexible hose shower, Simmons(R) Luxury Beds and floor to ceiling windows. Room facilities include among others: air conditioning and heating, flat screen LCD satellite TV (26 inch in land view rooms and 32 inch in all other rooms) and radio, fridge, mini bar, hairdryer, scales, make-up/shaving mirror, ironing facilities, safety deposit box as well as tea and coffee making facilities. The leisure facilities of this hotel include 3 freshwater swimming and 2 paddling pools (one of each type heated), a waterslide, one heated indoor pool, indoor and outdoor Jacuzzis, floodlit tennis courts, a 24-rink indoor and outdoor Bowls Green facilities, mini golf and a children's playground with Kids Club. In the hotel's Elixir Spa, a total area of 800m2, there is a heated pool, 2 Couples Suites, 2 saunas, 2 steam baths, a fully equipped and spacious gym and a hairdressing salon. You can also choose from a good choice of professional massages and body therapies, aromatherapy and other treatments are also available to help relax and rejuvenate. Enjoy some fine dining at the hotel's restaurants or even a romantic candlelit dinner! ... more   less 
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